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Topic: Biopsy site still bruising red days later

Forum: IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 08:11AM

LoveNow wrote:

Hi there,

I just had my first biopsies on Friday and in one part of my breast I apparently keep getting new bloodflow added to my bruise daily. It tend to happen when I take my sports bra off. My upper biopsy site is turning yellowish and appears normal, but I am concerned about this one still looking quite pink/red under the skin. Anyone know if this is normal or something to get checked out? It has been 4 days since biopsy. Thanks!

Dx 1/11/2021, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/5/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 12, 2021 08:19AM MelissaDallas wrote:

I was bruised for weeks after my biopsies, and it followed gravity. The bruising seeped to the bottom of my breast and persisted there for quite some time.

You can still put an ice/cold pack on it if you think it gets worse

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jan 12, 2021 08:23AM LoveNow wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion. This is at the lower curve of my breast so gravity makes sense.

I have more biopsies on my other breast tomorrow morning so can have them check on it then too.

Dx 1/11/2021, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/5/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 12, 2021 08:52AM MinusTwo wrote:

A tip I learned is to put 'light day panty liners' in my bra. They stick to the inside of the bra so you don't have to use any tape/bandages to catch the seeping.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 13, 2021 05:36AM LivinLife wrote:

I found nursing pads that also had the taped backing - these worked very well too - that was for my BMX though....

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/30/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jan 13, 2021 05:42AM MelissaDallas wrote:

We were not talking about seeping externally. We were talking about the interior bruising following gravity and the interior bleeding “seeping” down through the breast tissue/under the skin

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jan 13, 2021 11:27AM MinusTwo wrote:

Ah - thanks Melissa

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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